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purportedly mocks the prophet muhammad. that film may have been the flash point that began the consulate attack. danielle nottingham has the latest from the state department in washington. >> reporter: protest over an anti-muslim film on youtube continued through the night in cairo. during the day egyptian riot police used tear gas to keep angry demonstrator as way from the u.s. embassy. in yemen police used water canons to hold off protesters who earlier climbed over the embassy's iron gate. fresh anti-american demonstrations also broke out in iraq. >> there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton appealed for calm and expressed to the muslim world that the film in question does not represent the s. government. >> this video is disgusting and reprehensible. >> reporter: the state department is bracing for even bigger protests following
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friday prayers in the middle east. thursday president obama said he'd ordered all the necessary steps to protect americans abroad. tuesday night violence at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. libyan authorities reported that they have made some arrests. >> i saw those press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them, but obviously it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward on the justice piece. >> reporter: the fbi open an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this was a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the state department. >> three americans who were injured in the benghazi attack are being treated at a u.s. military hospital in germany. receipt a mans of ambassador stevens -- the remains of ambassador stevens and the three others killed will arrive back in this country tomorrow. we are learning more about the attack itself. every room in that american
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consulate was torched, vandalized and looted. the compound on a residential street in the port city of benghazi was not heavily fortified. those attackers bombed the guard house and took over the main building and completely destroyed it and threw pieces of furniture into the pool. that raid lasted 4 1/2 hours, but somehow none of the attackers were caught or killed. on the campaign trail today both side were in the battleground state of virginia. we begin with mitt romney in fairfax coun where the conversation quickly turned to libya. >> mitt romney did not repeat his accusation that the obama administration is apologizing to its enemies, but he did argue that the administration has made the country weaker overseas. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of
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trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? usa! usa! >> i would off a moment of silence -- offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> reporter: in our polarized political culture there are plenty of romney supporters who blame the media for the controversy. >> i think you've been suck- ups. i think you guys got your embroidered knee pads from the white house. that's what i think of the. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn at mary washington university in fredericksburg, virginia, where the first lady spoke to a crowd of volunteers and supporters. she started off by touching on the tragedy in libya. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> by the elections coming up we still need to have compassion in our hearts for
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those across the country. >> reporter: hundreds of volunteers, students and supporters came to hear the first lady speak. students like many voters have the economy on their mind and wonder how they'll pay for college and student loans. michelle obama reminded folks there are only 54 more days in the election. stumping in richmond before coming here to fredericksburg, she rallied to get out the vote. she said her husband isn't done fixing the economy. a huge applause came when chef talked about a woman's right -- she talked about a woman's right to choose, same sex marriage. the commonwealth plays a crucial role in the elections with less than two weeks to go. in fredericksburg, virginia, surae chinn, 9 news now. president obama was campaigning in golden, colorado, today. tomorr he has no public schedule. more than three years after the 2009 metro tragedy at ft. totten, the faulty electronic train detection system has finally been fixed. that's according to the national transportation safety board.
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in all the ntsb checked five items off its safety recommendations list for metro today, but there are still a dozen more to go. it is an abandoned apartment building that was not only an eyesore, but a haven for crooks. now as reporter ken molestina explains, it's a new beginning in prince george's county. >> i'm not happy until i see something happen. >> reporter: residents in the coral hills community of prince george's county say the abandoned chapelwood apartments have been a plight on the community far too long. >> it's been an eyesore for the last six years just driving by and the trees have overgrown and the weeds have come up. >> we have been for years suffering through the types of deterioration a community can suffer through with drug trafficking problems, you know, crime and everything else in this area, not to mention the rodent problems and the trash dumping problems that occurred right here. >> tear this down! >> tear that down! >> reporter: with that construction crews tore through the side of the dilapidated
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building ending years of decline and public safety issues. county executive rushern baker says this is just the beginning. >> the power of government is in our hands and we're going to use it to transform these neighborhoods throughout prince george's county and we are not going to wait. >> reporter: i'm ken molestina, 9 news now. >> now that lot is zoned residential but no word what will be built to replace the ole building. pennsylvania -- old building. pennsylvania supreme court heard arguments today both for and against the state's controversial new voter id law which would require voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot and opponents claim that would unfairly target the elderly, poor and minorities. the state argues it's just a way to protect against voter fraud. the court is expected toish pew a ruling before the end of -- to issue a rule before the end of the month. the federal reserve has a plan to jump start the economy and hopefully reduce unemployment. they'll spend $40 billion a month buying bonds hoping to lower long term interest rates
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and spur spending. short term interest rates will stay at record lows at least through 2015. >> surely there has been another picture perfect day out there. let's take a live look, yup, perfect. topper is out there now to confirm. we're hoping for three in a row. >> we haven't seen a cloud in four days, low humidity, sunshine. if you're headed out, comfortal, still in the 70s, 77 downtown, 79 manassas, low 70s gaithersburg, mid-70s in leesburg and oakland temperature 70, pretty nice. satellite and radar combined, clear now but notice clouds just coming into west virginia on the doorstep of the maryland panhandle. some of those clouds roll in tonight, but still a nice night. clear to partly cloudy, comfortable, lows 56 to 64, winds south, southeasterly at 10. we'll come back and talk about those clouds leading to a cold front tomorrow. we'll tell you what that means for your friday night plans and your weekend plans.
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still coming up how a local young man who was sentenced to death could soon walk a free man. >> right after the break paying tribute to an iconic astronaut making his final splashdown, neil armstrong.
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care.
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vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. ♪fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars ♪ more than 2,000 people filled the national cathedral today. it was a memorial service for the iconic astronaut neil armstrong and among them, apollo 11 crewmate buzz aldrin and former senator john glenn who is also a former astronaut. hundreds waited in line for the chance to say good-bye. armstrong will be buried at sea tomorrow. usa today is getting a hot new look in print, online and on your phone to enhance what they're calling visual story telling. they'll bring stronger voices to the stories.
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you'll see the redesign friday morning's edition of the paper tomorrow the beta site will go live over the weekend. the full launch happens later in the fall. gannett is the parent company of usa today as well as 9news. >> let's take a live look outside right now while topper shutt will be along with that full forecast, let you know how long the clear skies will be with us. >> and right after the break from death row to freedom, a hearing tomorrow could get a local young man out of prison. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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on tap for tomorrow gop vice presidential nominee paul ryan will be back here in d.c. and there he'll be talking to supporters at the values voters summit at the omni shore hotel on calvert street in northwest at 10:30 a.m. shaquille o'neal will be speaking to members of congress about efforts to curb binge drinking at historically black colleges and universities and bruce springsteen and the e street band will perform at nats park show time 11:30. a man who spent the last 11 years on death row in a murder for hire case could soon be released. it was thrown out by a federal judge who found prosecutors withheld key information and allowed false testimony. as peggy fox tells us, wolfe has a bond hearing tomorrow and his mom is hopeful that will be
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his last day in prison. >> i think there will be a lot of people there for you. >> reporter: terry steinberg is talking to her 31-year-old son justin wolfe who has been in solitary confinement on death row for 11 years. >> that's been 11 years of ups and downs and disappointments and frustration and shock and disbelief. >> reporter: wolfe is now in the prince william county jail awaiting a bond hearing tomorrow. >> the drawers are full of newspaper articles. >> reporter: wolfe's bedroom is frozen in time with memorabilia from his high school days. he was a running back at chantilly high school in 1996 when they were state champions. in 2002 we had was 21, he -- when he was 21, he was convicted of murder for hire and sentenced to death. the conviction and sentence devastated the entire family. twice his mother was given dates for justin's execution. >> it was just a very sick feeling that, you know, wow, this is the day they say they're going to take my son's life and you feel so helpless. you know, how can i stop this?
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what can i do? >> reporter: wolfe was a marijuana dealer. the jury found him guilty of hiring owen barber to kill daniel petrolli who was wolfe's drug supplier. barber was the prosecution's star witness. >> he is a person who is able to manipulate. >> reporter: but in 2005 barber recanted his testimony and said wolfe had nothing to do with the murder. in 2010 barber testified in federal court that he implicated wolfe to avoid the death penalty. the judge overturned wolfe's convictions finding that prosecutors allowed barber to give false testimony. >> my son should not be dying for selling marijuana. >> reporter: last month the state lost again when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence. tomorrow at justin wolfe's bond hearing his attorney will ask the judge to set him free. >> but if i don't hold onto the hope, then i don't have anything. so i'm just going to continue to hope and believe that justice will finally be served
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and we'll finally get justin home. >> prince william commonwealth attorney paul lebert has recused himself from the case. 9news will there be and bring you the latest on air and, of course, online at www.wusa9.com. tonight giant sugary drinks get the boot in new york city. the board of health passed a new rule today, the measure placing late of 16 ounces on the bottle -- a limit of 16 ounces on the bottles and cups of soda laden with sugar. this law goes into effect march of next year. tonight death valley, california now holds the record for being the hottest place on the planet. scientists now say the old record set in the libyan desert 90 years ago today is invalid. apparently the thermometer was bad. the death valley record set july 10th, 1913, was at no. 2, but now it goes up to no. 1. the temperature there that
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day, 134 degrees, but it was a dry heat, yeah. >> i mean 1913 is a long time ago, too. i'm glad we just decided that libyan record is gone. >> how do you know that thermometer was bad? >> how do you know the one in death valley is good? that's part of the problem. we're measuring things much more accurately now. 81 today, we know that for a fact, perfect spectacular day. we'll have a nice finish to the week. there will be clouds coming in and a few showers possible tomorrow. don't panic. let's start with live look outside. it is our live weather cam brought to you by michael and son. temperatures are still upper 70s downtown, dew points up to 60. so it's not going to be as cool as it has been. we had dew points in the 40s on tuesday and in the 50s yesterday. so it's going to be comfortable, just not as cool, pressure steady 30.28 inches of mercury. satellite and radar combined, there's the frontal boundary pretty clear between chicago
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back to oklahoma city. we're looking at most of the precipitation on the backside of this front. this front will roll through tomorrow, clears by midnight or 1 a.m. tomorrow night, does not have a lot of moisture. we have to keep the chance of a shower in. it won't shower at nats park because the boss is in town. clear skies now, some clouds later tonight especially in the mountains, but just becoming partly cloudy, still a nice night. still a comfortable night. temperatures, 75 bethesda, 74 arlington, fairfax, 73 in vienna and 76 in old town and college park. pretty nice for a walk. cold front approaches tomorrow, a few clouds tonight, still pleasant, though, friday. perhaps a couple of showers on friday night, weekend looking nice. good news is the fronts should clear us out, leave us with a nice saturday and sunday, clear to partly cloudy, comfortable tonight, mid-50s this time in the burbs and mid-60s downtown, winds south, southeast at 10. we did not have 40 there's morning, but we did monday and
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tuesday -- 40s this morning, but we did monday and tuesday morning. 50s and 60s tomorrow morning, wind southwest at 10, by afternoon partly sunny, pleasant, late cloud ahead of the weak front boundary, high temperatures in the low 80s, winds south, southwest at 10. next three days code green across the board. nice tomorrow, 82, a slight chance of a shower tomorrow night but not a great enough chance to change your plans and nice saturday, 78, beautiful sunday, temperatures with sunshine in the upper 70s. next seven days, however, returning to work on monday grab your umbrella, rain and showers much of the day, 76 and that might be optimistic. nats back in town tuesday. that's going to be a problem. we have showers and thunderstorms in the forecast, upper 70s, maybe a leftover shower wednesday and then we're in the low 80s thursday. >> we need a little rain. we've had all this nice dry sunny clear cool weather. two days of rain, it's worth it. we'll be back. >> i agree.
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and on monday and tuesday, too. we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag, the address mailbag@wusa9.com. fox 5 news will be right back. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control.
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we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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in the mailbag tonight the tragedy in libya and the unrest in egypt as america is once again left trying to figure out just who our friends are in that very complicated part of the world. karen from alexandria says she kind of saw this one coming. while the nation celebrated the fall of oppressive regimes during the spring i secretly wondered how long it would take for anti-american sentiment to spring up and all the liberation. now we know. arab fall, be careful what you wish for. and our good friend john from
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chantilly argues there is a lesson to be learned in here somewhere. if this violence against americans in egypt and libya and the death of our ambassador to libya is the result of a film excoriating the purported violence of islam, i guess we now have the evidence. how can anyone say otherwise? well, it's an interesting point, john, except you are lumping all muslims in 1 bag and also the way i understand it, the big issue for most in islam is that film actually depicts the prophet muhammad. it's not so much about what they actually depict him doing, but moving on to a far less weighty discussion we have this from deb in arlington reacting to my let's be real commentary tuesday evening remarking on the tlc hit tv series here comes honey boo boo. i was laughing so hard with your comments on honey boo boo i've only watched 1 episode and that was when honey boo boo had the pet piglet and they had to get rid of it. i was relieved for the piglet. i hope hope hope they're using
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the money they're getting to send this girl to school and further her education. however, i do believe they are better than the kardashians. honey boo boo child and her family better than the kardashians, maybe but let's be real. that's not really saying a whole lot, is it. you may have a whole lot to say, so why not share it with mcginty's mailbag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. that is our report. i'll be back here at 11:00 along with anita and topper. log on any time you like to www.wusa9.com. have a great evening. we'll see you later. bye bye.
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now, "entertainment tonight," the worldwide leader in entertainment news. britney's primetime battle with christina. who won the night? >> britney taking off the gloves. >> i think you need to practice a little bit more. >> but, can she beat her former pop star rival? plus, who's the better judge? and which diva has the better wardrobe? >> christina is a little bit out there. regis philbin's first interview about michael strahan taking his job. >> here's my advice to him -- >> candid. reflective. find out what he rally thinks. >> he said, i want your job. >> the new show -- kelly and michael. "all in the family" star arrested. the mug shot. we'll tell you why. plus, a "newsroom's" star's accidental topless tweet. the fallout today. as we take a closer look

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